Cervical Kyphosis

spinal alignment

Cervical Kyphosis Treatment in Newmarket

It has been long known that poor spinal alignment and posture leads to a host of neuromuscular problems – headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, and even breathing issues to name only a few. 

Cause

Our current stressed-out, movement-deficient, poor-postured lifestyle.  Unfortunately, the damage that occurs from poor spinal alignment generally happens slowly over time and is usually painless in the early stages.  Therefore, most people only seek care after the problem has been there for a long while.

Good News

You have control over it.  You can reduce your risk of being a person with a preventable health problem.  There are many things you can do – eat better, move more, be more positive (reduces stress), change your positions more frequently, and many other “healthy lifestyle” choices.  These will all reduce the risk of a health crisis and help with your spinal alignment and health.

But…what about preventing cervical disc herniations, wear-and-tear arthritis, pain and disability?  A recent study published in the Journal Medicine (August 2019) again confirmed that abnormal spinal alignment and posture, specifically a loss of normal curve in the neck, has significant health consequences.

Key findings of the study:

“…the degree of disc herniation and height of disc space can recover with the recovery of cervical lordotic curvature…indicating a link between cervical curvature and degenerative changes which have important clinical implications.”

“With the improvement of cervical lordotic curvature (neck curve), the degree of disc herniation decreased and the height of disc space increased.”

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If the reversed curve (cervical kyphosis) is severe enough, the University of Maryland states that “it may cause weakness in the arms or legs, loss of grip strength, or difficulty walking due to spasticity in the legs. You may have problems controlling your bladder or bowels.”

Newmarket Fix for Cervical Kyphosis

One thing is certain – poor spinal alignment over time – results in poor health outcomes as we age. 

So, what can you do to try and prevent, stop, or even reverse this?  Many things!

  1. Get a proper assessment and examination.  It should involve MANY tests, including standing postural x-rays if deemed necessary.
  2. Start a corrective plan that includes postural chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and in some cases, spinal remodeling ligament stretches.
  3. Stick to the corrective plan.  It is not easy to do this, but it will be worth it.  Your current health and future quality of life depend on it.
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Don’t ever let someone take your hope away, especially those who don’t understand what it takes to get well – while some things aren’t easy – they are very much achievable with time, effort, and will.

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